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August 7, 2012

Pharmacy scale

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Pharmacy scale

Encased pharmacy balance scale manufactured between 1900 and 1914 by Troemner Scales in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The scale has a wood frame with glass windows encompassing three sides, a base drawer with two pull-out drawers, a pivoted brass horizontal beam of equal-length arms with a weighing pan attached to each arm, and four adjustable metal feet.  A knob on the front adjusts the height of the balance rod. The storage drawer contains measuring trays, weight balances and an envelope with pharmacy stickers reading “1914.”

For details, view the scale in our online collections database.

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